Post # 1
I’ve only been on weight watchers for about 3-ish weeks now, and I’ve lost a little more than 5 pounds! My clothes are already fitting a little better! I can’t wait to see what my results will be!
So far my favorite thing has been my own recipe for a mocha latte:
1 cup coffee
1 cup ff milk
1 packet of diet hot chocolate
= 2 points from Milk
Post # 3
Best weight watchers recipe ever!:
box of angle food cake mix, mixed with 1 medium can of crushed pineapple. Mix together and bake. Soo sooo soooooo good! A great dessert and really hits the spot when you need a sweet.
Post # 4
I’m also on Weight Watchers! So far I’ve lost about 15 pounds since November. It’s helped me change my lifestyle by making healthy food choices. My tip would be to always track your points. It’s easy to skip a day or two and then forget what you ate. Weight Watchers works because it holds you accountable.
Post # 5
@tksjewelry: Ooohhh how many points is that for a serving? That sounds good!
@Bichon Frise: 15 pounds?! Congratulations! That’s amazing!! Yeah I’ve been staying pretty religious with my points so far! I don’t want to get out of the habit.
Post # 6
I’ve lost 30 lbs since I first joined in April. My best tip is to measure everything! It’s easy to assume you’re eating “about a cup” of rice, but I’ve learned that eyeballing is very untrustworthy! Portion control played a huge part in losing the weight and my appetite has shrunk so much as a result. Even though I’ve lost all the weight I can lose, I still measure my rice, pasta, etc. It holds me accountable and I like knowing that when I track a half a cup of rice, I actually ate that amount.
My current favorite snack is popcorn. Take 1/4 C popcorn kernels, put it in a brown lunch bag, fold over twice, and microwave for 2 minutes. I like mine with a little bit of melted light butter, but you could make it sweet with cinnamon sugar instead, or spicy with some cayenne pepper. Possibilities are endless!
The best motivator for me is that none of my clothes fit. Even the clothes I bought this summer to fit my new slimmer body are now too big. I’ve most so much more weight than I anticipated. I made my goal in September, and then lost another 10 lbs. because I just didn’t feel like I was done yet 🙂 So my advice is to not buy yourself new clothes until you are sure you aren’t losing anymore, it gets expensive!
Good luck to you!
Post # 7
@Krises: Thanks for the great advice! I love popcorn too, but I’ve never tried it with cinnamon. That sounds amazing.
Yeah, I don’t plan on buying new clothes for awhile. They’re fitting looser right now, but I don’t anticipate them being too big to wear for quite some time (like in another 20 pounds. lol)
Post # 8
I just started WW yesterday, so I’m still learning. I’ve discovered skinnytaste.com and I know there are recipes on weightwatchers.com, but does anyone have any other blogs or websites with recipes that already have the point calculations?
Post # 9
YAY WW! I have been living the plan since the beginning of the year 2011. And I have lost 88 pounds according to WW’s scale. According to my scale, and factoring in the weight I lost in 2010, also using WW, I have lost 110 pounds total.
I agree that you do need to weigh and measure everything. You really need to view it as a lifestyle, not a diet. I have my treats when I want them, but I watch myself. I only allow myself one treat per day. Yes, I still eat ice cream, I still each candy, I just measure it.
I am still 50 pounds from goal, so I have a ways to go, but my journey has been amazing, and through weight watchers I have found all sorts of support. It’s amazing, and I would recommend it to anyone.
My motivation is that I can now shop in the misses section. I started in a size 28W and am now fitting easily into a size 16 misses. 🙂 There is also a great website where you can find pictures of real women at all different sizes, ages, and body shapes. http://www.mybodygallery.com/